St Patrick's Day

I know what you are thinking, let's go out and celebrate St Patrick's day since we are so close to Ireland. The trouble is you are in England and they are English and St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. So don't expect there to be much fuss over here for that. Also, it is not customary over here to pinch people if they are not wearing green so keep your fingers to yourself. In fact, St Patrick's Day started off in the US and was brought over to Ireland!

Another expat brought that corned beef as we know is not available. The only kind you will find is like Spam. When I looked into this, I found this blog which stated the same thing. Corned beef is not an Irish thing as beef was expensive in Ireland but not in the US. They picked this up from their Jewish neighbors!

However, London does have a parade which is free on the weekend closest to the holiday.

All the Best!
American to Britain